Our main service is at 10:00am and lasts just over an hour, after which we catch up over tea and coffee. There’s normally 50-70 people present, and the atmosphere is relaxed and family-friendly.
The service is somewhat 'liturgical' (meaning that some of the words are traditional and set, and there is an element of ceremony), but with a light touch. There's singing, prayers, bible readings (one of which is explored in the sermon) and communion (which we talk about in the FAQs). We also have a strong musical tradition, and get to enjoy a choir anthem most weeks.
There are usually groups for children and young people during the service (see below), though we always start all together. Occasionally, we stay together for an all-age service. There is always also a space at the back of church with toys and crafts for anyone who wants it!
On the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays of the month, we also have an 8:00am Book of Common Prayer communion service. This service is small and short, with no singing.
St Dunstan's Sunday School caters to a wide age range of young people. Children are welcome to venture downstairs for Sunday School classes during the adults' learning time upstairs. Through stories, games, art, drama and music, the children are encouraged to actively engage in developing a deeper understanding of and relationship with God.
Each member of the Children's Ministry team is Safe Church accredited, has completed the Godly Play storytelling programme and is a trained educator. For more information about the Children's Ministry programme, please contact Angela McIndoe.
St Dunstan's has a strong musical tradition, with a number of very gifted singers and instrumentalists in the congregation, all working under the excellent directorship of Fran Pollet.
We have a very fine choir, which performs an anthem most Sundays. If you would be interested in joining the choir, please email Fran. No previous church involvement is required.
We love to host concerts, both from among our musicians and more broadly, and run a concert series called Concerts at the Corner. We have a lovely grand piano and a Rogers organ, both of which benefit from the great acoustics of the space.
Our congregational singing is focussed on hymns, accompanied by organ or piano, though it ranges from contemporary guitar-led worship, to African chants with djembe, to a capella "Taizé."